Thursday, May 26, 2011

We shoot mad dogs, don't we?

Jared Loughner, the waste of protoplasm that thought it appropriate to assassinate a federal judge and wound a congresswoman while shooting up a crowd of people, has been found to be too bugnuts crazy to participate in his own defense.  He'll be sent off to a psychiatric facility for a few months where doctors will try to fix him enough that he can contribute to his defense and understand why he's on trial.  If they're successful, they'll keep him lucid long enough for his trial, and then he goes into the slow moving queue towards the needle.

If I were a betting man, I'd put a few dollars on him never coming out of the psych facility.  Just from the things that are reported in the media, it's not hard to see that this guy is as crazy as an outhouse rat.  But just because this sick bastard is as nutty as a PayDay bar doesn't mean he shouldn't be held responsible for his actions.   If you want my opinion on what needs to be done, re-read the title.


Bob S. said...

I have said repeatedly we need to change to 'guilty but mentally ill'.

The only reason insanity should be a factor is in determining the punishment; not the innocence or guilt.

The guy murdered people, that is without doubt. The only determination should be where is he going to spend the rest of his life locked up; prison with the general population or in the psych ward.

DaddyBear said...

I agree. Give him good lawyers, make sure he gets as fair a trial as the next guy, and let the jury decide.

LabRat said...

Fortunately Arizona is a sensible state and they DO have a "insane, but still guilty" standard. He has no chance of walking out of this even if he is ever "cured" down the road.

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